Your concern is well founded. Nobody can really know how much you are suffering, because there are no two losses that are the same.
Yet, money is the only way to compensate you for your loss. Thus, the law allows you to recover certain damages if your loved one has died in an accident. For example, your recovery may include compensation for certain economic losses that are easy to calculate, such as:
- Your spouse’s medical bills and care costs from the time of the accident until the time of death.
- Funeral expenses.
- Lost income (including future lost income) that your family is not receiving because of your spouse’s death.
Other damages may be more difficult to calculate, but are still important. These include:
- Pain and suffering.
- Punitive damages.
- Loss of consortium.
Kansas and Missouri wrongful death laws have specific ways in which these damages may be calculated in a given case.
There is no amount of money that is going to undo what has happened to your husband or wife and there is no amount of money that is going to undo your pain. However, a Kansas City wrongful death lawyer understands the damages to which you may be entitled and will fight hard for your fair and just recovery.
To learn more, please read our FREE book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim, and call an experienced and empathetic Kansas City wrongful death attorney at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616.